A rose-cut, faceted ruby is bezel-set in 22k gold on a sterling silver plate with an etched floral pattern. A rhododendron leaf and two rhododendron pods, cast in sterling silver, dangle from the pendant.
Pacific rhododendrons, also called coast rhododendrons, grow throughout the Pacific Northwest. You can find them in and around forests, where their soft pink flowers glow against the green understory. This ruby is the color of a wild bud right before it blooms.
Materials: ruby, recycled sterling silver, 22k gold
Pendant size: 3” x 1 1/4”